The companies also asked for quotas of 0.22GW for cells and 5.7GW for modules. Source: Yingli.

The companies also asked for quotas of 0.22GW for cells and 5.7GW for modules. Source: Yingli.

The petitioners in the US trade case have lowered their requested remedies.

Suniva has lowered its floorprice from US$0.78 for modules with foreign cells to US$0.74. SolarWorld has suggested a quota instead of a floor price.

Both insist any remedy must include a tariff with a rate of US$0.25/W for cells and US$0.32/W for modules. 

A filing posted overnight on Thursday suggested year quotas of 0.22GW for cells and 5.7GW for modules in 2018.

"A temporary quota will enable the domestic industry to recover domestic market share and profitability, while providing consumers with sufficient access to solar cells and panels. A quota is also necessary to counteract any attempts by foreign producers to evade and circumvent the tariffs, which is highly likely given the rampant circumvention that occurred during and Solar I and Solar II," it argued in reference to the two anti-dumping cases in the US.

"With respect to tariffs, SolarWorld and Suniva propose a tariff of $0.25 per watt on cells and $0.32 per watt on modules in 2018. Consistent with the statute, the tariff would be reduced during the recommended 4-year period of relief," they said.

They claim the new proposal would create at least 35,000 jobs including 10,000 manufacturing jobs.

SolarWorld has also asked for special considerations on Canada and Singapore. Both were exempted from the measures opening the door for potential, legal, circumvention of the tariffs.

Tags: usa, us, section 201, c-si manufacturing, trade dispute, suniva, solarworld americas

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